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Wednesday, October 11 • 7:30am - 9:00am
Trans-classroom between the University and Community Library: A Service-Learning Project (90 mins)

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Since its first establishment in 2010, the service-learning project, Volunteer-lecturer program, purposely creates the concept of a trans-classroom communication between the class and the community library. The major medium for establishing this particular “trans-classroom” connection is the very art of cinema. The teacher uses her courses which include Film Appreciation, and Film Theory and Criticism to serve the community library where is equipped with a state-of-the-art theater and screens films regularly. The operation of the project is that the teacher recruits volunteer students in her class to present the after-screening talk to the local audiences and exchanges the analysis with them for a total of eight oral presentations per semester. The students are supposed to apply the theories that they have learned through the lectures in the film class and have displayed their knowledge to the audiences who are not familiar with the cinematic readings. The Shen-Po library, the institution we serve, is located at the neighborhood of the Providence University, a catholic school that is well received in Taiwan for the Service-Learning projects, and the teacher of this Volunteer-lecturer project has received a national award for her long-term engagement to the community service.

With this protocol of trans-classroom, the teacher aims to produce an efficient, yet pleasant learning environment that ultimately will improve students’ learning attitude from passive to active, and more significantly, to practice the virtue of altruism, making contribution to the society. The team has also successfully extended the service to the local school and other institution.

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avatar for Ming-may Jessie Chen

Ming-may Jessie Chen

Assistant professor, Providence University


Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Colorado Ballrooms

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